'10 ADR 02/06 - R6-9 - Divide Peak

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Adventure Day Ride, full day
06 February, 7:30 am
Savory Cafe, Ventura, CA
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[Note: This ride has been downgraded from R7 to R6 in light of new trail info. However - this info came BEFORE the recent heavy rains, which may have again changed trail conditions.]

Walking up an R7 section
of the R9 trail

Riders on "Observation Ridge"
By request, a "more challenging the better" ADR! This ride offers some of the most challenging terrain of any EarthRider ride. Let's face it - some riders think riding up what amounts to a narrow, rutted, rock-strewn dry waterfall is fun. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, maybe this is: An R6 go-around provides sane riders with a grand view of those who choose a route better left to rock climbers - from the safety of the next ridgeline! If R9 sounds like something you'd like to watch, rather than ride, this ride is your opportunity.

The ridgeline includes several steep
and rocky climbs & descents
Having regrouped after the show, we will follow an epic & exposed high ridgeline out & back, generally easy intermediate riding with a few short sections as challenging as R6. As this is an out-&-back section, riders again have a "go-around" option - simply to stop, enjoy the ridgeline scenery (mountains to one side, the Pacific on the other), and wait for the return of the main group. Afterwards, we are in a great position to take advantage of some breezy sections of R3-4 riding through the oak forests of the Los Padres.

No restaurants in the backcountry! Byo lunch, or have Chef Rachel prepare a sandwich lunch for you:

House-Roasted Turkey
brined & roasted turkey breast, balsamic roasted peppers,
red onion marmalade, local wild arugula & herbed mayonnaise

~or ~
balsamic roasted local portabellas, eggplant, local Tahitian squash
& red peppers with our from-scratch hummus & house-made chimichurri

~or ~
thick cut sustainably raised apple wood smoked bacon,
Hollandia lettuce, sun dried tomatoes, avocado, and herbed mayonnaise

All options include a locally grown apple, & a homemade cookie for dessert.

Special diets happily accommodated. If you would like lunch prepared for you,
please let us know by 28 January.


Blake "Towstrap" Hill
'09 DSO 05/25 - Mojave 3-DayKTM 990 SuperEnduro

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A snippet from a past day ride found in the Video section of the EarthRider Facebook page.